News Brief – October 12, 2011
For a while it almost seemed as if the drive for confrontation with Iran had stalled but it’s started again and with renewed momentum.
On Wednesday the Obama administration was making its case against Iran, trying to stir up international outrage over charges that the Islamic republic had plotted to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S.
“It’s critically important that we unite the world in the isolation of and dealing with the Iranians,” Vice President Joe Biden said on “The Early Show” Wednesday. “That’s the surest way to be able to get results.”
Biden added that U.S. action against Iran could be more than sanctions, but said: “we’re not going there yet.”
In another interview Wednesday Biden described the purported plot as “really over the top.”
Indeed it is. So much so in fact that many are openly questioning it and whether the alleged plot isn’t the work of a third party trying to foment confrontation with Iran.
If it is then it seems to be working as on Wednesday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the plot signified a “dangerous escalation” of Iran’s face-off with the West.
In an Associated Press interview Clinton said, “this really, in the minds of many diplomats and government officials, crosses a line that Iran needs to be held to account for.”
Where that “line” is and whom exactly “crosses” it is the billion dollar question though. For official charges about the Iranian plot have been met with widespread cynicism (see the comments here) and in some cases outright ridicule.
So it may be Clinton and Biden who are called to account for the current drive for confrontation and not Iran.
If nothing else though these allegations are a measure of how those in power despise ordinary folk. For they seriously expect the broad public to be stupid enough to swallow their claims without question.
Allegations of Iranian involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador also helped overshadow Ahmadinejad’s recent offer of a deal on the country’s nuclear program.
Had Obama accepted Ahmadinejad’s offer then Iran would have halted its domestic uranium enrichment. However these latest allegations, whether true or not, could effectively scupper any deal.
Indeed, that may have been the intention for Obama was being urged by nuclear experts to seriously consider Iran’s offer.
Will common sense prevail or will we now see a renewed push for military confrontation with Iran?
This website was warned some weeks back by a trusted psychic friend that momentum for war would resume and so it has. We can only hope that the rest of our friends prediction doesn’t come to pass but things seem to be heading that way.